COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Guidance

Beginning April 1, 2022, the Clinton County Health Department will not longer be conducting individual case investigations associated with COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 will remain a threat to the health of our community, but this threat has been significantly reduced. Effective vaccines, and effective therapeutics have significantly reduced the risk of severe illness and death associated with infection.

As such, we will no longer be contacting individuals who test positive to provide guidance on Isolation, nor will we be conducting contact tracing activities associated with cases. The guidance for Isolation and Quarantine associated with infection and exposure to COVID-19 remain in place, and we encourage all to abide by these guidelines in order to safeguard the health of those who are at highest risk of poor outcomes associated with infections.

If you have any questions, please call us at 816-539-2144

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status should Stay home for 5 days from symptom onset

If you have no symptoms after five days, you can resume normal activities

Wear a mask for an additional 5 days after resuming normal activities

Contact persons you were in contact with beginning 48 hours PRIOR to symptoms beginning, through five days after symptoms start, and inform them they have been exposed

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you:

Have been boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

Test on day 5 if possible

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home



If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Are unvaccinated



Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days

If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days

Test on day 5 if possible

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

Further Information on Quarantine and Isolation can be found on the CDC webpage here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html